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    Is it possible to....

    ......polish black chrome exhausts back to chrome? As sad as it sounds I had some deep scratches from stones on the exhaust tips. I have the black pack and therefore black exhausts so used a machine polisher on them to take the scratches out and they are either so clean now they shine more than they ever have done previously or I have polished them back to chrome. Just wondered how the black chrome finish was applied to them?

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    Polish black chrome exhausts back to chrome? Erm, no. I doubt very much they were originally chrome.

    Just wondered how the black chrome finish was applied to them? Powder coat.

    Choices: 1) leave them alone; 2) buy a new pair of black tail pipes from Audi, 3) buy a new pair of chrome tail pipes from Audi, 4) write to Catnip as he may (still) have a chrome pair, 5) remove both and send them away for re-powder coating black, or 6) remove both and send them away for chrome plating.

    Note: to remove... you'd best PM me if you need to know...
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    Well, they are pretty poorly done because I have compared pics of them when I got the car and what I have now and

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    If you can PM me removal details John they would be much appreciated as a new set is looking likely to be purchased tomorrow from TPS. Will have to find something else to clean them with rather than Autosol or Menzerna RD 3.02
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    They look like chrome pipes on all but the first pic.

    One of 750 RS3, Ibis White, Buckets, Privacy glass, Black styling, Cruise control, Bose, Scorpion Cat Bypass pipes.

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    Try Zeppelin metal polish its very good and not as abrasive as Autosol.

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    Go back to Audi, they should replace under warranty!!!

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    They doesn't look right Graeme how long did you polish em for?
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    On a side note, does this mean I can change my exhaust ends to black?
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    Cleaned them up for a couple of minutes with Autosol and then a hit with a machine polisher with RD 3.02.

    I'll never get them replaced on warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klauster View Post
    On a side note, does this mean I can change my exhaust ends to black?
    Yep for about £80

 

 

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